I believe in Pascal's Wager but I don't know which religion to practice

I believe in Pascal's Wager but I don't know which religion to practice

>No to Paganism because it needs an afterlife
>No to Zoroastrianism because it lets nonbelievers and atheists into heaven
>No to Islam because it's 500 years after Christianity and uses the same text so it's obviously false
>Egyptian religion -- no way to be mummified in 2023
So that leaves what? Christianity? Some sects of Hinduism. Some ancient religions where a golden bird takes you to heaven or have to die in battle. Scientology? What else?

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  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >i cant think for myself

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Damn I can't solve one of the universes biggest mysteries all on my own what kind of moron am i?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        a big moron.

        you're discounting religions for the most moron reasons, how do you expect to "solve the universes biggest mysteries" if you discount a belief system when you're dumb enough to think you're going to be mummified in 2023 if you follow Egyptian polytheism?

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Reread what I posted and then come back

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            reread it, you're still a big moron

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Pagans believed in reincarnation

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >reincarnation
      This is worthless because you can't do anything really to change the outcome. There is no reason to care

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        You can, you live a good life and are reincarnated in higher realms

        In practical terms this is identical to the concept of paradise after death (heaven), except it's not forever. Which is really why people like the idea of only one life anyway, they want to have an easy 100 years turning the other cheek and cash in their lifetime eternity of bliss paycheck at the end. Reincarnation is painful because it implies there's no easy way out.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      OP you need to stop asking questions and start searching, trusting that your love of wisdom will lead you to all the right answers. Or, more accurately, you will be lead. Gently entreating Heaven for wisdom is the only source of real spiritual knowledge, all else is deception and delusion. Spoiler alert: Christianity is the whole truth and its Scriptures are flawless, and all else is partial truth, but you'll find that out for yourself if you really want to know. Please don't just go shopping for a religion and choose one based on aesthetics, this is important.

      Generally untrue, especially outside of India.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebirth_in_Germanic_paganism

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Pascal's Wager is moronic. He assumes a small but finite probability for the existence of God. But non-disprovability or even plausibility does not imply a non-zero probability. In the absence of evidence, we must treat the probability as zero.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Just because we cannot acquire evidence of something at the present moment does not mean the probability is zero.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, it does. Otherwise you get paradoxes like "all hypotheses are false" because there are an infinite number of non-disprovable alternate theories.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Russel's Teapot was meant to illustrate this. You cannot prove that there isn't a teapot orbiting Saturn. But in the absence of evidence, it's idiotic to believe there is (or even could be) a teapot orbiting Saturn.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Watchmaker analogy refutes Russell's teapot... let's say for the sake of argument there was a teapot floating in space and we found it... would we believe it got there on it's own or that someone put it there?

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Lack of knowledge in science does not mean the probability of the thing is zero. People didn't know what atoms, galaxies or lightning were but that doesn't mean they didn't exist

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Just like we must treat the probability of you being a woman as zero.

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Gnosticism is a good starting point - it kinda touches all of em

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hellenic Polytheism, Roman polytheism, Germanic polytheism, Celtic polytheism, Slavic polytheism, Norse polytheism, Babylonian polytheism, Hittite polytheism, Mayan polytheism, Aztec polytheism, Zapotec polytheism, Tarascan polytheism, Inca polytheism, Buddhism, Shinto, Taoism, Chinese Folk Religion (shenism), Korean Shamanism (mudang), Vietnamese folk religion

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's all wrong because reincarnation exists. Making this entire universe and living 1 life in it is ridiculous.

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Pantheism. The whole universe is god. That’s all.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you believe in Pantheism why not take Pascal's Wager and try to practice a religion? What's the harm?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Is practicing a religion necessary to get the most out of pantheism? I know there are pantheist religions out there (Taoism, Hinduism, certain forms of Paganism) but is simply knowing that It exists satisfying enough?

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          No I'm saying why not believe in a religion for a chance at afterlife?

  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. Taste and see that the Lord is good.

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >but I don't know which religion to practice
    Religion is like a giant suitcase full of rocks. Why do you need to lug it around?

  10. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I believe in pascal's wager but I don't believe in pascal's wager

    If you truly believe in the thought experiment's conclusion you'll become christian. The fact that you don't want to be christian means you're smarter than pascal was, so congrats, go find another philosopher to follow.

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